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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    I get annoyed at the phrase "hot water heater." It's a water heater, period. If the water was already hot, it wouldn't need to be heated.
    Uhg, i hate 'hot water heater' the most! Brought to you by the Redundancy Office of Redundancy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    You can have your cake and eat it too. I sure hope so, it would suck if you got a cake and couldn't eat it.
    Okay, this really did make me LOL. You accomplished a rare thing!

    "Bless your heart!" I once had a teacher explain to our class that whenever someone said this, they're really saying, "Oh, you poor dumba$$" Think about it:

    "I locked my keys in my car."
    "Bless your heart!"

    See?

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Call me cynical, but here are two translations that I noticed in our kid's elementary school:

    "You know what, Mr. Nords..." --> "You are so busted" for kids or, for adults, "No, we're not gonna do that".

    In a certain tone of voice, "Thank you SO much" --> "Screw this, I'm outta here".
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    ANYTIME someone invokes their personal religious values as an "explanation" for why something happened, or is going to happen, or in lieu of a real apology.

    Keep your damn gods to yourself, wouldja?

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    "What goes around comes around"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    ANYTIME someone invokes their personal religious values as an "explanation" for why something happened, or is going to happen, or in lieu of a real apology.

    Keep your damn gods to yourself, wouldja?
    Amen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    Uhg, i hate 'hot water heater' the most! Brought to you by the Redundancy Office of Redundancy!
    That office has been renamed. It's now the Department Of Redundancy Department.
    .
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    "lose money," was as ubiquitous ten years ago as "auuuurrrrrite" and "ainokea" (and its variations) are now. i consider the compulsive use of any of those three phrases as a sign of choosing mental apathy in order to be a lemming feigning originality.

    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    That office has been renamed. It's now the Department Of Redundancy Department.
    it's actually the superfluous bureau of redundant precincts for departmental tautology.
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    it's actually the superfluous bureau of redundant precincts for departmental tautology.
    Whoosh!!! Oh wow dat was some high technological gramma kine stuff ladat dat wen fly right ova my head.

    Cyn you could insult someone right in front of them verbally and they'd still thank you for complimenting them! LOL!
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    "This won't take a minute...." (no, it'll take an hour!)

    and,

    "This'll only take a minute." (Right....)

    also,

    "Sorry to bother you, but..." (Are you really? or just embarassed?)
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    You made me think of this one, Cyn.

    "Free money" As in "you just won free money!" What other kind of money is one going to win? (I realize there are taxes AND WHATNOT, but still)

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    "irregardless..."

    "May I have a minute of your time?"


    Gahh! Hate 'em.

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    "This solar water heater will pay for itself in five years"...Good then why are you billing me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post

    Cyn you could insult someone right in front of them verbally and they'd still thank you for complimenting them! LOL!
    i'm more likely to give such a person a migraine for want of a dictionary.

    this reminds me of the "ink and incapability" episode of blackadder featuring a fictional version of sam johnson, creator of the first dictionary. if you're unfamiliar, hugh laurie (now of house) plays a dunce of a prince and rowan atkinson (mr. bean) is the snarky butler, blackadder. johnson boasts that he has written every single word in the english language in his dictionary but blackadder frustrates the author by punctuating his comments with obscure words.

    ps. i was, by no means, trying to insult either lika or TG. sorry that it might have come off that way.
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

    "when you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people i deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly..."--meditations, marcus aurelius (make sure you read the rest of the passage, ya lazy wankers!)

    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    He's just not that into you.

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    "This is very true". True is not subject to measures of degree; a condition or statement is either true or it is not.

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    "be that as it may"

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    Unfortunately, I absolutely hate "dakine" in any way, shape or form. If you can't articulate exactly what you want, you're not going to get it from me. I will substitute my "dakine" for whatever I feel it should be, and it won't be what you want.

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    no yeah, or, yeah no

    You hear this silliness even by on-air so-called professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    I once had someone tell me that they were a 'legal attorney' (is that like a Police Cop?). Your phrase reminded me of that. Thanks!
    I'm afraid this is a proper term. A legal attorney is not [necessarily] an attorney-at-law. A legal attorney is someone legally appointed to a position/purpose. For instance, an estate executor or someone with a power-of-attorney of any sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    no yeah, or, yeah no

    You hear this silliness even by on-air so-called professionals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjd392 View Post
    Unfortunately, I absolutely hate "dakine" in any way, shape or form. If you can't articulate exactly what you want, you're not going to get it from me. I will substitute my "dakine" for whatever I feel it should be, and it won't be what you want.
    That one you had best get accustomed to in Hawaii Nei. It's the island equivalent of "you know...."

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    Whenever someone modifies the word 'unique.' As in:
    'totally unique, so unique, unbelievably unique, more unique,' etc.

    Something is either unique (unlike anything else) or it is not. It's an absolute.
    There are no degrees to uniqueness.

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    heheheh

    know how to catch a unique rabbit?























    u nique up on it.....

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    Literally.
    Used so often, and usually not in the proper/literal sense, but instead to emphisize something irrelevant.
    Stop it.

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